A burglar were "spooked" by staff as they attempted to raid a business centre in Carlisle.

An unknown man attempted to burgle the Carlisle Enterprise Centre in James Street on October 12 at about 11am.

Police are investigating the incident and have issued a public appeal for information.

A force spokesperson said: "An unknown man has entered the premises with the intention to steal but has been spooked by staff members and left."

The man is described as black, in early 20s, 5ft 7ins in height and was wearing a black puffer jacket, black baseball cap and dark bottoms carrying a rucksack at the time.

"If anyone witnesses anyone suspicious in the area please can they contact police on quoting log 158 of 1 October 2018.